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MDC-T MP petitions Jomic over cemetery attack


MASVINGO— Zaka West MP Festus Dumbu (MDC-T) yesterday said he had petitioned the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) to investigate the alleged deflation of his official vehicle’s tyres by suspected Zanu PF supporters in Harare on Monday.

Report by Tatenda Chitagu, Own Correspondent

Dumbu claims the tyres were deflated while he was attending the burial of a Triangle United Football Club player at Warren Hills Cemetery.

In a letter addressed to the Jomic national liason officer dated October 9, Dumbu claimed Zanu PF supporters who were also at the cemetery deflated the tyres of his vehicle, and described the incident as a political attack.

Said Dumbu: “On arrival at the scene, the police were assisted in identifying the suspects, but refused to arrest them claiming that their hands were tied. The suspects bragged that nothing would happen to them as long as President Robert Mugabe was in power.

“Zanu PF and the Zimbabwean security system must be ashamed.”
He blasted Zanu PF party supporters for defying their leader’s plea for political tolerance and peaceful co-existence .

“While President Mugabe is moving around preaching peace, his party continues its usual terrorist attacks on members of other political parties, particularly those of the MDC-T. This is a serious case of political violence which leaves me severely worried by the level of insecurity and lawlessness prevailing in this country. May you please facilitate action on the progress of this matter,” the MP wrote to Jomic.

NewsDay, however, could not ascertain whether Dumbu’s petition had reached the Jomic offices at the time of going to print last night.

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